Local ActionWe have good news that we want to announce and demonstrate to the world. While every follower of Jesus is called to share the gospel in their circles of influence, we also have several ways that our church works together with others to convey God’s love for the world. This is an overview of the local organizations we are engaged with as a church, many that reflect God’s heart for those experiencing brokenness and poverty. Consider how you can be a part of making our community a better place in Jesus’ name.
Serving our City
E-Free is working with partner organizations in our city, to address the emergency needs of people in our city; This includes vulnerable populations such as seniors, those experiencing homelessness, and children living in poverty.
Please click the "serve our city" link to get involved, or call the church office at 403-329-3125.
Our Local Partnerships
SOUTHERN ALBERTA BIBLE CAMP
The vision of Southern Alberta Bible Camp (SABC) is to see lives transformed by God through the gospel of Jesus Christ. This pertains not only to the 1,800+ campers that come every summer, but also to the 150 or so summer staff and volunteers, many of whom come from Lethbridge.
SABC and the Evangelical Free Church of Lethbridge (EFCL) share a special partnership in ministering to children and youth in southern Alberta. EFCL has a significant role in providing strong leadership and on the ground support for the camp. We continue to marvel at how the Lord uses camp to miraculously transform lives year after year.
LETHBRIDGE SOUP KITCHEN
The Lethbridge Soup Kitchen exists to assist in the alleviation of poverty through providing a daily hot meal for the poor and hungry in the name of Christ, serving over 5,000 meals per month. They also work to increase public awareness of the needs of the poor and homeless in our community.
LETHBRIDGE PREGNANCY CARE CENTRE
The Lethbridge Pregnancy Care Centre (LPCC) is a local Christian agency offering compassionate support and education for women and men facing an unintended pregnancy. The LPCC provides a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental place for individuals to learn about their options and receive the supports they need to make their best decision. Trained volunteer advocates journey with clients before, during, and after their pregnancy, whatever the outcome.
Youth One provides mentorship based, after school programs for youth ages 11-18. Programs are designed to give students a community of belonging, support and guidance during their most formative years.
Youth One is a social welfare organization driven by the Christian principles of compassion, love, justice and mercy. Youth One is a partner project of BRIDGES OF HOPE NETWORK. Youth One is focussed on the development and delivery of life-changing youth centres and environments for all young people.
InterFaith Food Bank
Interfaith Food Bank is committed to recognizing the human dignity of those in need and providing food and access to services and resources generated from within our community.
We cater to those in a variety of situations, ranging from single-parenthood, to seniors on fixed incomes, to the under or unemployed, or to those with other social or economic barriers. We have been providing emergency food services to citizens of Lethbridge and area since 1989. Since then, we have grown exponentially as the community recognizes, assesses and attempts to satisfy the needs of those in crisis.
Lethbridge Food Bank
Established in 1982, the Lethbridge Food Bank has been proudly operating in the city of Lethbridge and surrounding area with a “food share” program. Home to over 100,000 people, Lethbridge is a vibrant community, and the Lethbridge Food Bank is an important part of the community as a food security resource for families in need.
CROSSROADS COUNSELLING CENTRE
Crossroads Counselling Centre is a faith based non-profit organization committed to providing professional and effective counselling services that are based on current psychological theories. We meet people where they are at and aim to help them develop to their full potential by addressing the total person – psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual. When the client chooses, we frame these theories in a Christian worldview.
Recognizing that finances can be a tremendous barrier to accessing counselling therapy, we strive to remove these economic barriers for individuals, couples and families. This is accomplished with the use of subsidies which are made possible through the generous donations of individuals, businesses, churches and grant opportunities.
InterAct Ministries exist to make disciples among the least-reached peoples, and they focus on communities in Russia, Alaska, and Western Canada. Josh and Joylynn have a love for the First Nations people living in Lethbridge and on nearby reserves. They first began ministry with InterAct in 2012 and have developed a First Nations youth group, built relationships with First Nations families, and deepened their understanding of First Nations culture, so that they can share the gospel in the clearest way possible.
E-FREE PRISON MINISTRY
Lethbridge Correctional Centre
*Please Note: programs are not currently running due to current COVID-19 restrictions*
The E-Free Prison Ministry supports the chapel program of the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, which accommodates up to 387 male and female inmates.
A Bible study is offered to male inmates each week, helping them mature in Christian faith, with the hope that inmates will become anchored in their faith and that this will help them live sustainably after release.
E-Free Prison Ministry also provides the CHIRP (Children of Inmates Reading Program). Through this program children are reminded that they are loved, and inmates and guardians benefit from the opportunity to support their child in a meaningful way.
POVERTY INTERVENTION COMMITTEE
The mission of the Poverty Intervention Committee is to provide basic food and clothing items to students in need within the Lethbridge School Division. Using a centralized referral systems, schools and teachers are able to make specific requests in order to support the students within their care. The goal is to not provide a “favour to”, but rather “a coming alongside” in order to not only provide for the physical needs at hand, but also build respect and dignity.
We look forward to seeing you next sunday!
Sunday Morning Services
Contemporary Service, 9AM & 11AM :: Worship Centre
Traditions Service, 10AM :: Gym
Church @ 6, 6PM :: Worship Centre
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+(403) 329 3125
4717 24 Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7C1